Bringing passion to relationships is what Venus and Pluto do best and Venus trine Pluto brings passion of the best kind. With Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn this is a deep, earthy passion that puts me in mind of sexy outdoor liaisons. It’s also not the kind of energy that’s flippant or superficial; both Capricorn and Virgo are always thinking long-term and practical!
Venus trine Pluto will be exact on 23 October and affect us strongly for a good three days on either side of this date. Relationships that begin under this transit are likely to be intense, at least in the beginning, and may have a strong impact on you in the long-term. Be careful though: don’t fall into the trap of becoming fixated upon someone and letting passion seduce you into giving up your power to an unhealthy obsession!
While relationships will certainly be the focus, Venus trine Pluto will also have a very positive affect on artistic endeavour. If you’re an artist this is a great time to work on your latest piece, especially if your your natal chart is triggered, as you will likely be more focused and inspired than usual. Those who appreciate theatre, music, dance or the visual arts may find their perceptions more attuned to their beauty at this time and more able to grasp the underlying energy the artist used to create it.
Venus trine Pluto happens twice each year so this is not a particularly rare or special transit. What is special is the other transits that accompany it. Venus trine Pluto is part of a triple conjunction of Venus, Mars and Jupiter, all in trine to Pluto!
Venus trine Pluto part of a powerful triple conjunction
Although the triple conjunction between Venus, Mars and Jupiter will never be exact, we will feel its affect strongly until the end of the month. On 11 October Jupiter made an exact trine to Pluto – you can read more about this in my article Jupiter trine Pluto: the magic of ambition and synchronicity – and while this powerful aspect was still very much in orb Mars trined Pluto on 16 October, conjoining Jupiter the next day.
As I write this energy is still very much at play. On 23 October, when Venus trine Pluto is exact, the configuration of the triple conjunction will be as follows:
- Venus – 13° Virgo
- Mars – 17° Virgo
- Jupiter – 15° Virgo
- Pluto – 13° Capricorn
Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 25 October is the final exact transit for this aspect pattern bringing excellent prospects for finances, relationships and general well-being.
How will Venus trine Pluto affect you?
Those with planets or points between 10 and 16 degrees of the Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) or Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) will be most strongly affected by this Venus trine Pluto transit, as well as by the triple conjunction in Virgo. Look to see through which houses transiting Venus and Pluto are passing in your natal chart to get a better idea of which area of your life will be affected.
For example in my chart, Venus is at 15 degrees Capricorn and will soon be triggered by transiting Pluto, so this Venus trine Pluto transit will likely be very powerful for me. I’ve certainly felt Jupiter trine Pluto!
If you’re personally affected by Venus trine Pluto you may find yourself feeling particularly amorous during this time, and very focused on your relationships, especially if either Venus or Pluto are passing through the 7th or 8th Houses in your natal chart. Others are likely to find you more attractive and charismatic than usual so don’t be surprised if you connect deeply with someone during this time.
Meanwhile in another part of the cosmos…
Venus in Virgo has been opposite Neptune in Pisces for the past few days and is still very much in affect. Those with planets or points between 4 and 10 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) will probably be feeling it strongly. This aspect tends to bring projection in relationships and the tendency to see others through a lens of our own devising.
Watch out that you’re not wearing the rose coloured glasses, seeing only the good in others and blaming yourself for anything that goes wrong in a relationship. On the other hand you may find yourself demonising someone for a small mistake and forgetting all their good qualities. Keep your hat on and wait a couple more days before making any big moves. Venus trine Pluto is a much better energy for working on relationships!
Mars in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces on 23 October just as the Sun enters Scorpio. If you have planets or points between 14 and 20 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) you may be affected. Old wounds can be triggered bringing up anger, possibly related to issues around serving or sacrificing for others. Ask yourself whether you’re really angry at the person who pushed your buttons or if the anger stems from a deeper place. Avoid projecting your stuff by doing the necessary work to heal your old wounds.
On 25 October, the same day that Venus conjuncts Jupiter and while Venus trine Pluto is still in affect, Mercury will oppose Uranus along the Aries-Libra axis. This will particularly affect those with planets or points between 15 and 21 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). There will likely be tension between the needs of the self and the needs of relationship, especially around issues of space, independence and freedom.
This transit can also bring unexpected news and with the lovely energy of the triple conjunction and Venus trine Pluto this will probably be the good kind!
How are you experiencing this triple conjunction trine Pluto?
With Jupiter and Mars already conjunct and trine Pluto I’m sure that many of you have had powerful new experiences and exceptional results in your endeavours over the past few days. I know I have! Please share your exciting news below so that we can all celebrate together…
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.